About Kiwi Golf Development Foundation
Golf is an amazing sport—it’s part recreation, part competition, and entirely character building! People from all ages and genders enjoy playing golf together—it’s one of the few sports that can be enjoyed for a lifetime.
The Kiwi Golf Development Foundation has been formed to educate, encourage and enhance young people through the wonderful game called golf!
We firmly believe that the key attributes of golf will help young people learn many aspects needed in going forwards in life and hopefully some will take up the game and become key members of clubs around the country and share the many qualities that golf can bring.
Through the Golf for All Programme we aim to target the less fortunate young person and provide free coaching, green fees and use of equipment to as many as possible.
Eight Reasons You Should Get Your Kids Into Golf
Golf requires that you show courtesy to others and that you communicate with respect. In our Golf for All Programme, it is well stated that good sportsmanship must be exhibited at all times and that all play is ended with an exchange of a hand shake.
When the coaching schedule states “Coaching is at 9:00am”, this means that the students are to be on time.
Golf is a game of honour, and recognising that a transgression has occurred and taking responsibility for the transgression is a part of the game. This one act installs integrity and fairness to all concerned.
Golf balls and clubs are very hard and dangerous instruments, and one of the first and foremost rules of golf is safety. Students are taught not to take practice swings in the direction of another person, not to swing clubs when someone else is walking by, and never to hit into a group playing in front of them. These rules of safety will filter into other aspects of their life.
Golf requires an amazing amount of concentration, and quiet is required at all times on the golf course. While this takes practice for young kids, it is a life skill that teaches constraint and respect for others.
6. Problem Solving
Rain, wind, trees, multiple bunkers, and deep rough, these are a normal part of golf and can be an amazing opportunity for clever problem solving and personal growth.
Golf is a tough sport. It requires that you not only know the physics of hitting the ball (and what club to use ) but requires intense mental and emotional concentration. Silencing the inner critic after a “bad shot” is crucial to regaining clear focus, which is an advanced skill to learn but one that can take you very far in life.
8. Practice, Persistence, and Listening
In golf, instant success is very rare. In life, it is important to know that we rarely reach our goal in one “stroke.” By practising, making corrections along the way, being open to coaching, and being persistent, we can tackle most of life’s tough challenges.